Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is composed of twelve (12) directors: 4 Εxecutive and 8 Νon-Εxecutive directors. Out of the Νon-executive directors, seven (7) are independent within the meaning of Law 4706/2020 on Corporate Governance and the UK Corporate Governance Code-2018 which the company complies with.

The Board of Directors is supported by 3 Committees (Audit Committee, Remuneration and Nomination CommitteeSustainability Committee).

EVANGELOS G. MYTILINEOS

Metlen’s Energy & Metals Chairman and CEO

Evangelos Mytilineos is the Chairman and CEO of MYTILINEOS Energy & Metals, one of Greece’s leading industrial and energy companies with more than 5,442 direct and indirect employees and strong presence in all five continents.

He is an advocate for corporate governance, bringing a focus on sustainability and innovation, driving improvements in cost, safety, and quality of operations. Under his leadership, the company reached a consolidated turnover of € 6.306 million compared to €2,664 million in 2021 and EBITDA €823 million, compared to €359 million in 2021.

Born in Athens, Evangelos Mytilineos holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Athens and an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics, while in 2019, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Department of Business Administration and Management at the University of Piraeus. 

In 1978, Evangelos Mytilineos took over the family business, which was founded in 1908 and represented metal and steel product manufacturers. In 1990 he established MYTILINEOS Holdings Group. With strategic acumen, Evangelos Mytilineos expanded the company’s operations by acquiring the majority shareholding of metal construction company METKA S.A. as well as that of Aluminium of Greece, eventually positioning it as the largest fully vertically integrated producer of alumina and aluminium in EU. In 1995, MYTILINEOS Holdings Group was listed in the Athens Stock Exchange while in the early 2000s, MYTILINEOS entered the energy sector with Protergia, which today is the Group’s flagship company.

Evangelos has led the MYTILINEOS transformation to green company that creates long-term shareholder value, operating in Green Metallurgy and Sustainable Energy. He broke monopolies, as the company paved the way for the liberalization of the Natural Gas market in Greece, since the company was the first private to enter the supply and marketing of natural gas in the country, ensuring for its customers a safe and competitive supply of natural gas. Evangelos created the second largest energy producer and supplier after the state owned PPC in Greece. Based on the vertical structure of its operation on the energy sector, it has created the most integrated energy company, on the way to energy transition. In fact, the portfolio of Renewable Energy Sources now reaches 12 GW and it is spread into five continents, while the company implements significant investments in this direction, which exceed 1 billion euros per year.

In 2021, Evangelos Mytilineos set the ground for a 100% sustainable and green industrial operation. He announced a 30% emissions reduction target for 2030 and aspiring to reach net zero emissions by 2050 and positioning MYTILINEOS as one of the first companies in Europe and one of the first industries globally, that embed bold sustainable growth targets in business operations. In 2022, Evangelos’ transforming the company into MYTILINEOS Energy & Metals set the energy transition and digital transformation, with sustainable development and the circular economy as the focus of the new strategy that will create further value and continuous growth.

Evangelos is elected President of Eurometaux, the European association for non-ferrous metals, an industry that is a global best performer, with a €120bm annual turnover, providing skilled jobs across the EU for 500,000 direct and 3,000,000 indirect employees.

SPYRIDON D. KASDAS

Non-Executive Member,
Vice-Chairman A’

He has served as Chairman of the mining company Delphi - Distomon, owned by Mytilineos SA and member of the Board of Directors of the SEV’s Business Council for Sustainable Development.

During his 48 years professional career in the international aluminium industry, he has served as plant manager of the alumina refinery and aluminium smelter as CEO and executive member of the Board of Directors of the former listed company Aluminium of Greece SA, as Smelting Research Manager for the French industrial group Pechiney, as CEO and executive member of the Board of Directors of the unlisted Australian aluminium smelting company Tomago, as Vice President Technology and member of the Primary Executive Committee of the French group Pechiney and later on of the Canadian group Alcan. Also, he has served as a board member of unlisted aluminium production companies, or equivalent bodies for joint ventures, in Sohar Aluminium in Oman and Alouette Aluminium in Canada. In 2005, the group Mytilineos acquired Aluminium of Greece SA and Spiros Kasdas returned to Greece and served as CEO and later on as Chairman of the company until its absorption by Mytilineos in 2017.

He holds a degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from the National Polytechnic School of Athens.

EVANGELOS G. CHRISAFIS

Executive Member, Vice-Chairman B'

Evangelos Chrisafis is a lawyer and holds a degree from the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

He is Chairman of METKA ATE, Vice Chairman and Executive Member of Mytilineos BoD, as well as Executive Director for Regulatory and Strategic Energy and Infrastructure matters.  From 2009 until 2019, he was the General Manager of Legal and Regulatory Affairs at MYTILINEOS.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of GOLDEN SOLAR SA.

He was also member of the Board of Directors of ALUMINIUM OF GREECE INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL SOCIETE ANONYME and member of the Board of Directors of PROTERGIA POWER GENERATION AND SUPPLIES SOCIETE ANONYME.

In 1989 he enrolled as a lawyer in the registers of the Thessaloniki Bar, until 2008.

By actively practicing law, he gained international experience in all aspects of International and European Economic Law with a particular emphasis on Competition and State Aid Law and Regulatory Markets Law. Furthermore, he has a wide experience in energy issues thanks to his rich consulting activity and law practice over the last 20 years.

He speaks English and German. He is married and has two children.

DIMITRIOS S. PAPADOPOULOS

Executive Member

Mr. Papadopoulos serves as Executive BoD Member and General Manager of Corporate Governance & Sustainable Development as well as member of the  Executive Committee of  MYTILINEOS. He joined Mytilineos Group in 2005  and  served  as a member of the Board of Directors of Aluminium of Greece SA when acquired by MYTILINEOS. 

Mr. Papadopoulos  is currently Executive BoD member of the subsidiary Company of MYTILINEOS “MNG Trading S.A.”  and Member of the Board of Directors for Sustainable Development of the SEV-Hellenic Federation of Enterprises

He started his career in 1988 in the Banking sector, as Capital Markets executive at the Hellenic  Bank for Industrial Development (ETVA). He spent 7 years at SOCIETE GENERALE BANK in Greece, where he served as Greek Head of Investment Banking and Private Banking, before moving to SIGMA SECURITIES (later PIRAEUS SECURITIES) in 1996, to head the company’s Business Development and Corporate Finance activities. In 2000 was appointed as CEO and Executive Vice-President of the INVESTMENT BANK of GREECE (IBG), a startup financial institution later merged into Marfin Bank. Before joining Mytilineos Group in 2005, was CEO  of the newly formed REIT of the Hellenic  Real Estate Company (KED) the real estate holding company of the Greek State.

He has been a director in several companies as well as  member of various Investment Committees.

He holds a BA degree in Economics from the George Washington University, Washington D.C. (USA) and an MBA degree in Finance from the American University, Washington D.C. (USA)

CHRISTOS A. N. GAVALAS

Executive Member

Christos Gavalas is MYTILINEOS Chief Treasury & IR Officer.

In 2001 he assumes the position of Group Treasurer as a General Manager in MYTILINEOS s.a.   

His corporate mandate includes the Financial Risk Management, investor relations, assets & liabilities management, credit risk as well as the corporate relationship with financial institutions, fund managers and market agencies & counterparts. In this framework, he is responsible for the planning and implementation of the optimal capital structure and liquidity to support the operation and growth of the Group’s activities through the global capital and loans markets. As the head of risk management he is designing and implementing risk mitigation strategies for all the different financial group exposures in the global exchanges and OTC markets.

He is a member of the CEO Cabinet, Financial Committee, Leadership Council and Chairs the Capital Allocation Committee.

His professional career started in the early 90s at the Global Treasury Services of Barclays Bank plc Greece as a corporate sales dealer supporting the bank’s network and clients with financial products and services. In 1997, he assumed his position as the Head of Bond and Capital Market Desk and in 1999 he was appointed as the Treasurer & Head of Investment and Trading.

He was also a member of ALCO, Barclays European Treasurers Board as well as of the Greek FOREX Association.

He holds his BSc degree, as an economist, from the Athens University of Economics and Business, specializing in Finance. During his career he attended numerous courses and seminars in relation to economic, political, and financial global topics. He was also participated as a speaker in many seminars and conferences for subjects related to his profession and the group.

IOANNIS G. PETRIDES

Independent Non-Executive Member, Lead Independent Director

Mr. Petrides is currently a Senior Industry Advisor of Triton Partners Private Equity. He is also a Director on the Board of PUIG SL, a privately held global player in fashion and perfumes, which owns brands including Nina Ricci, Paco Rabanne, Carolina Herrera, Jean Paul Gaultier, Dries Van Noten, Uriage and Penhaligons. He also serves as the Chairman of PUIG’s Audit and Compliance Committee and member of the ESG Committee.

Mr. Petrides served between 2012 and 2018 as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rotterdam-based Refresco B.V., the world’s largest independent manufacturer of private label beverages and A-brands with pro-forma Revenues of around 5 billion euros and over 70 manufacturing facilities in Europe and North America. Mr. Petrides led the listing of the Company in 2015 in the Amsterdam stock exchange.

Until 2016, he also held the position of Chairman of the Board of Largo (parent of Wind Hellas Telecommunications), a major fixed, broadband, mobile telecommunications and pay-TV operator in Greece. During 2005-2014 he served as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Campofrio Food Group, Europe’s leader in the processed and packaged meat market which was listed on the Madrid stock exchange. He served as the Chairman of Campofrio’s Audit Committee as well as Chairman of the Strategy Committee and member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.

Mr. Petrides worked for 23 years with PepsiCo Inc. Between 2000-2010 he served as President - Europe for the Pepsi Bottling Group, significantly expanding the Group’s presence in countries like Russia, Spain and Turkey. He was one of the founders of PBG, which was spun-off from PepsiCo and listed on NYSE in 19999. Prior to that, he held the position of President of PepsiCo Spain. He also served as President for PepsiCo Greece/Balkans.

Prior to PepsiCo, Mr. Petrides worked with the Procter and Gamble Company in the Middle East and USA.

He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree with Honours in Economics from Cambridge University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Mr. Petrides is a native of Cyprus.

PANAGIOTA L. ANTONAKOU

Independent Non-Executive Member

Peggy Antonakou is General Manager of GOOGLE Southeast Europe. She served from 2012 to 2019 as CEO of Microsoft Greece, Cyprus & Malta. She has deep experience in the fields of Marketing and General Management, having held key positions both in Europe and the USA. 

She joined Microsoft in February 2012 as a Sales Director and took over the leadership of the company as the General Manager in November of the same year. She later assumed expanded responsibility as the CEO for Greece, Cyprus and Malta. During her tenure, Greece was awarded as. Best subsidiary in the world amongst countries of relevant size.

She joined Microsoft, from DELL S.A, where she held the position of General Manager of Consumer and SMB divisions for South Eastern Europe & Italy.

She first joined DELL in 2002, in the Marketing Department of the company’s Headquarters in Austin, Texas USA. Peggy has previously held positions at General Motors USA και Opel Bank GMBH.

Ms. Antonakou was born in 1974 in Athens. She holds a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Piraeus and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

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ANTHONY Μ. BARTZOKAS

Independent Non-Executive Member

Associate Professor at the University of Athens Professorial Fellow at the United Nations University and Visiting Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has extensive experience in the oversight of financial reporting and internal controls as he has been Chair of the Audit Committee, Board Member, and Member of the Retirement Plan Investment Committee at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

During his 9-year tenure at the EBRD, he also served as Chair of the European Union coordination group and was involved in all high-level decision-making processes, from country strategies to investment projects, including the approval and the modalities of EBRD’s engagement in Greece. During his tenure, EBRD investments in Greece reached record levels with 4,360 million euro in 67 projects and a pipeline of 890 million euro in 19 projects.

He has worked on financial systems, innovation dynamics and sustainable development with financial support from international institutions and continuous interaction with Multilateral Development Banks, the European Union and UN agencies. In his role as knowledge manager, he has coordinated international research teams and benefitted from the interaction with policymakers and the business community, especially when it comes to project structuring and the evolving dynamics of capital markets and innovation.

He holds a BA in Economics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a PhD from the University of Sussex.

EMMANOUIL C. KAKARAS

Independent Non-Executive Member

Professor Emmanouil Kakaras is Executive Vice President NEXT Energy Business, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries EMEA Ltd., since April 2021. Prior to this role, he was Senior Vice President for New Products and Energy Solutions at MHI Group company Mitsubishi Power Europe since January 2018. Up until then he served as Senior Vice President and Head of Innovation & New Products at Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH since September 2012.

His R&D activities mainly focus on flexible operation of thermal plants, on fuel cells and electrolysers, the development of large-scale energy storage and the utilization of CO2.

He continued his academic career in 1991 as a professor at the NTUA until 2012, when he left on a sabbatical leave. Since 2014 until today, he serves on a part-time basis at the NTUA. He has also been guest lecturer at the Universities of Warsaw and Tokyo while has also been awarded faculty membership rights at Energy Engineering Institute of the Engineering Faculty at the University Duisburg Essen. From 1999 to 2018, he has been the Director of the Centre of Research and Technology Hellas/Chemical Process and Energy Resources Institute (CERTH/CPERI).

Next to his involvement in academia and research, Emmanouil Kakaras was professionally active as an advisor of the European Commission and he has been appointed Executive Director of the Hellenic Association of Independent Power Producers from 2010 till 2012. Emmanouil Kakaras also has a keen interest in European affairs. From January 2013 to January 2018, he was President of the European Power Plant Suppliers Association (EPPSA). He represents Mitsubishi Heavy Industries at the Hydrogen Council and other Hydrogen-related initiatives. Since 2018 he is an independent non-executive member of the Bord of Directors of Mytilineos S.A.

Mr. Kakaras first got his diploma in Mechanical Engineering at the National Technical University in Athens (NTUA) and then proceeded to get his PhD at the NTUA and at the Technical University Braunschweig in Germany.

TINA (KONSTANTINA) N. MAVRAKI

Independent Non-Executive Member

Tina (Konstantina) Mavraki is a C-Level Executive with extensive global experience in capital markets, company and project funding, risk management and audit. She started her career in 1998 and lives in London.

She has held senior positions with global institutions including Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and Noble Group, where she was responsible for multi-million US$ financial and physical commodity investments in developed and emerging markets.
She has extensive financial and operational internal audit and due diligence experience, most notably as Office of CEO of US$ 1.4 billion fund Barak Fund Management Limited, and as Head of Financing of commodities Division of US$ 1.75 billion fund Gemcorp Capital LLP. She is a devoted sustainability professional, with deep expertise in governance and environmental impact.
Ms Mavraki received an MA and BA in Philosophy, Politics & Economics from Oxford University and an MSc in Finance from London Business School. She is a CFA Charter-holder and holds a Certificate in Company Direction from the UK Institute of Directors.

NATALIA E. NICOLAIDIS

Independent Non-executive member

Natalia Nicolaidis worked at Credit Suisse (CS) for 24 years where she served as global General Counsel for the Investment Banking & Capital Markets Division for the last 5 years.

Previously she was Head of Risks & Controls for the aforementioned division and capital markets and mergers & acquisitions lawyer at CS in London and New York. She is the founder of Dynamic Counsel, an independent strategic and transactional consultancy. Ms. Nicolaidis also practiced law in New York from 1991 to 1996. 

She is currently a non-executive member of the Board of Directors and participates in various committees of the following listed companies in Greece and abroad: Titan Cement International SA, Aegean Airlines and SMCP SA.

She has graduated from Yale University (Economics) and Georgetown University (Law, Juris Doctor and Master of Science in Foreign Service). She also holds a Masters in European Union Law from the College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium).

ALEXIOS A. PILAVIOS

Independent Non-Executive Member

Mr. Alexios Pilavios is currently Non-Executive Chair of Alpha Asset Management and Vice Chair of ABC Factoring of Alpha Bank Group. He is also non-executive Chair of the Athens Stock Exchange  (ASE) and non-executive Director in the Boards of ATHEXClear and ATHEXCSD (Greek Central Securities Depository SA). Finally he is an independent non-executive Director of Plaisio and Trade Estates real estate investment company.

He has a deep experience in the fields of Banking, Asset Management and Capital Markets

During his thirty-five-year career, he held senior positions in the Greek financial sector. He was Chair of the Hellenic Capital Markets Commission (2004-2009) and General Manager of Alpha Bank (Head of Wealth Management) and member of the Executive Committee (2009-2017). During his tenure at Alpha Bank he has served as the CEO of Alpha Asset Management AEDAK, Chair of Alpha Finance SA, CEO of Alpha Investments SA and a member of the Board of Directors of Alpha Bank London.

During 1996-2000 he also held the position of Chair of the Association of Greek Institutional Investors.

Prior to his assignments with Alpha Bank he held senior positions with Ergo Bank, Commercial Bank of Greece and the National Investment Bank of Industrial Development (NIBID), and served also as a Director in their Subsidiaries Board of Directors.

Born in 1953, Alexios graduated from the Athens College and holds a BSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics, a MSc in Economics from the University of Essex and a PhD in the Economics of Education from the London University Institute of Education

Dr. LEDA CONDOYANNI

Corporate Secretary

Leda Condoyanni is a leading corporate governance expert in Greece, also recognised internationally. Leda is at present Corporate Governance Director and Company Secretary at MYTILINEOS - a leading global Industrial & Energy company listed on the Athens Stock Exchange with a strong international presence in five continents.

She is the founder of the Hellenic Corporate Governance Council, jointly formed between the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) and the Athens Stock Exchange (ATHEX), where she served as General Manager and Board member. During her time there she conceived, designed, and liaised with both organisations to help create the first Hellenic Corporate Governance Code.

Leda has diverse and extensive experience in financial services through leadership roles in the fields of corporate governance, stock markets, asset management, corporate affairs, policy making and advocacy, amongst others.

Leda has been a non-executive board member of companies in the financial services sector and of state-owned enterprises. She has also been involved in government committees of the Greek Ministries of Employment, Interior and Finance - where she served as a member of law-making committees - the Hellenic Capital Markets Commission, the General Secretariat for Gender Equality, and the Board of Directors of the Athens Derivatives Exchange (prior to its merger with ATHEX).

She is a founding member and currently Chair of the Non-Executive Directors’ Club in Greece, and a Board member and member of the Advocacy Committee of ecoDa.

Leda holds a Ph.D. in Finance and an M.A. in Accounting and Finance, Lancaster University, UK.

PANAGIOTIS PSARREAS

Deputy Corporate Secretary

Born in Athens in 1981. He studied Architecture in the University of Florence and then journalism in Athens. 

He worked in various media as a journalist until 2010, when he assumed the position of associate at the MYTILINEOS Chairman’s Office. Since 2012, he is the Secretary to the Board of Directors and in 2013 he also assumed the position of Group Digital Media Officer.

Leadership

Executive Committee

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